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Naan Pesto Pizzas

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    A simple weeknight pizza using a combo of fresh and pre-made ingredients for a convenient and delicious dinner for two!


    Two pieces of pre-made naan flatbreads, topped with fresh homemade pesto, and roasted red peppers for a gourmet flatbread you can make at home in 30 minutes or less!

    What is Naan Bread?

    Naan is a unique flatbed dawning from Indian cuisine that is chewier in texture. Typically it is more nutrient dense than regular pita or white breads as it contains more fiber and protein. I find naan bread to be very sturdy and the perfect vessel to load up with pizza toppings.

    ingredients in naan pesto pizzas

    What Ingredients are Needed for Naan Pesto Pizzas?

    Naan: Buying these pre-made from the grocery store saves a ton of time and they are just as delicious as homemade naan. I pick mine up from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. 

    For the Homemade Pesto: Fresh basil leaves, parmesan cheese, walnuts, olive oil, and a dash of salt and pepper blended together for a quick and easy fresh pesto sauce! Not feeling the homemade pesto tonight? Opt for a fresh store-bought pesto, usually found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.

    Roasted Red Peppers & Mozzarella Cheese: Top the flatbreads with some juicy roasted red peppers and some mini mozzarella balls sliced in half.

    pesto ingredients in a food processor

    Kitchen Tools Needed for this Recipe

    • Baking tray
    • Blender or food processor
    • Cutting board and sharp kitchen knife

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    naan pesto pizzas before baking on the tray

    How to Make Naan Pesto Pizzas

    This recipe couldn’t be any easier! 

    Toast the naan.

    Make the pesto.

    Top the naan with the pizza ingredients.

    Bake in the oven until the cheese melts!

    naan pesto pizzas on white plates

    Naan Pesto Pizzas

    A simple weeknight pizza using a combo of fresh and pre-made ingredients for a convenient and delicious dinner for two!


    Prep time: 10 min |

    Cook time: 20 min |

    Total time: 30 min

    Cuisine: Italian, Indian |

    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    • 2 naan flatbreads
    • 1 cup, fresh basil leaves, packed
    • ¼ cup, walnuts, chopped 
    • ¼ cup, extra virgin olive oil
    • ¼ cup, parmesan cheese, freshly grated
    • Salt and pepper, to taste 
    • ⅓ cup, roasted red peppers, sliced thin
    • 8-10 mini mozzarella balls, sliced in half

    Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
    2. In a food processor or blender, combine all the ingredients for the pesto: basil leaves, walnuts, olive oil, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Pulse until all ingredients are blended together into a sauce consistency.
    3. Toast the naan in the oven for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
    4. When naan is toasted, spread each with an even layer pesto, top with roasted red peppers, and mozzarella balls.
    5. Heat naan pizzas in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
    6. Serve and enjoy!
    Notes:
    1. Can easily double this recipe by using more naan flatbreads!
    2. Can swap the walnuts for pine nuts.
    3. Store any leftover pesto in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 flatbread

    Serves 2


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 572
    Total Fat 41g
      Saturated Fat 10g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 21mg
    Sodium 772mg
    Total Carbohydrate 31g
      Dietary Fiber 2g
      Sugars 4g
    Protein 16g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Naan Pesto Pizzas


    Author: Christine

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    Course: Main Entrees

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    Cuisine: Italian, Indian

    Keywords: Naan Pizza, Naan Flatbread, Weeknight Dinner


    Ratings and reviews (5)

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    Jenn 6 months, 1 week ago

    I’m all over that. Looks delish!

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    Rachael 6 months, 1 week ago

    What a delicious looking pizza. Great idea to use Naan crusts!

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    Jelissa 6 months, 1 week ago

    Omg that looks amazing! I need to try this ASAP! I love Naan bread.

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    Cindy Mom the Lunch Lady 6 months, 1 week ago

    We love using naan bread to make pizza. Your pesto and red pepper version looks delicious!!

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    Louis
    6 months, 1 week ago

    This pesto is EVERYTHING. Perfect weeknight dinner for the family

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